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LAS, Emery Celli File Lawsuit for Woman Illegally Shackled During Labor

NYPD officers handcuffed and shackled the 22-year old during and after the delivery of her newborn son, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Slams Corcraft for Paying Incarcerated New Yorkers Pennies on the Dollar

Despite generating $30-$40 million in revenues annually in sales from other state agencies, Corcraft pays as little as $.26 cents per hour, according to THE CITY.
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Op-Ed: New York Must Halt Evictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Jason Wu, a Housing Attorney at The Legal Aid Society, makes the case for an immediate eviction moratorium in today’s Gotham Gazette.
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LAS Calls on The City to Protect Incarcerated New Yorkers From Coronavirus

The Legal Aid Society seeks clarity from the Department of Correction and Correctional Health Services on plans to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 at local jails, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Condemns Governor, Corcraft for Exploiting Incarcerated New Yorkers to Produce Hand Sanitizer

People in custody across the state are routinely forced to work grueling hours in deplorable conditions for pennies on the dollar, according to the New York Post.
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NYC’s Jails Not Prepared for Coronavirus; Defenders Demand Plan From ICE

The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project providers sent a letter to New York City-area ICE detention facilities demanding answers on how they plan to address the crisis surrounding the impending spread of COVID-19, according to the New York Daily News.
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Watch: LAS “Public Charge” Experts Simplify the New Rule

Attorneys Hasan Shafiqullah and Susan Welber appeared on ABC 7 to explain what the rule means for immigrants.
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NYCHA Still Struggling to Provide Tenants Working Utilities This Winter Season

The Legal Aid Society condemned NYCHA’s failure to provide basic services to its tenants, a deficiency demonstrated by information provided in answer to a Freedom of Information Law request, according to the New York Post.
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LAS in the News 3.06.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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Erin Harrist Joins LAS to Lead LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Unit

Harrist comes to The Legal Aid Society from the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she led litigation and policy efforts to advance the rights of LGB and TGNCNB people in for over seven years.
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